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Sound all the lofty instruments of war

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Today is the 608th anniversary of the coronation of King Henry V. To mark the occasion, Folger ENCORES returns to the beginning of the story with Shakespeare’s historic drama, 1 Henry IV.

Director Rosa Joshi introduces the play's climactic battle sequence, featuring the 14-member ensemble performing choreography by Alice Gosti and U. Jonathan Toppo on an ever-transforming set designed by Sara Ryung Clement. 

The "alarum of the battle" comes in the form of original music and sound by Palmer Hefferan and lighting by Jesse Belsky. All of these elements (including the athletic costumes designed by Kathleen Geldard) blend beautifully in this energetic, highly stylized battle scene.

We hope you enjoy this and other ENCORES to come! Keep an eye on your inbox each week as we continue to share our favorite moments from the Folger stage. Want to catch up? All ENCORES are available on our website and YouTube channel. Subscribe now to be sure you never miss a moment. In the meantime, connect with one of our other virtual programs here.

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Harris Yulin as Ahab;  Allen O'Reilly as Coffin   Composite Images by Mike Billings

Literature Live! returns with an online theatrical production of Herman Melville’s American classic Moby Dick

This 90-minute adaptation is based on the seminal 1851 Herman Melville novel Moby Dick; or, The Whale. Skillfully condensing and theatricalizing Melville’s classic tale, the show features a versatile ensemble of actors who portray the book’s unforgettable characters, including Ishmael, Queequeg, Starbuck, and Captain Ahab.

The exciting cast features celebrated actor and East End native Harris Yulin; Broadway and stage stars Dan Domingues, Wonza Johnson, Nehal Joshi, John Kroft, and Trent Saunders; and Bay Street’s Director of Education, Allen O’Reilly. The production is adapted by Bay Street Theater Director of Education & Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly, directed by Bay Street Theater’s Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz, and features special video effects and editing by Mike Billings, an original score by Michael Holland, and costume design by Meghan O’Beirne.

Following this online premiere, the audience is invited to “raise a cup of ale” alongside the production's cast and crew as part of a talkback segment held via Zoom.

 

Now in its twelfth year, Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved Arts-in-Education program designed specifically with middle and high school age students, their teachers, and administrators in mind. Plays are chosen from standards-based literature and are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. All performances are approximately 90 minutes in length, and provided free of charge to any school group, their teachers, and administrators. In the past, schools from as far west as Hempstead and Brentwood have enjoyed Literature Live! productions, and additional showings for those with special needs, including the Cleary School for the Deaf, have been provided, as well. With over 30,000 students and nearly 60 schools participating, Literature Live! remains a cornerstone of Bay Street’s Educational outreach programming.

AVAILABLE FOR ON-DEMAND VIEWING THROUGH MAY, 2021

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NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

 

In 1921, Eugene O'Neill rejects the use of blackface & casts African-American actor Charles Gilpin in the lead of his groundbreaking play "Emperor Jones"

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NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

The remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop & history the biggest musical show in America...and are getting ready to conquer the world.

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There are no patients. Only Dancers.

Capturing Grace

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It seems like two separate realms. One is occupied by acclaimed dancers from Brooklyn’s legendary Mark Morris Dance Group, the other by people with Parkinson’s disease. Capturing Grace is about what happens when those two worlds intersect. Filmed over the course of a year, this remarkable documentary reveals the hopes, fears, and triumphs of this newly forged community as they work together to create a unique performance.

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Learn how art and creativity impact youths with autism and watch Generation A: Autism and The Arts.

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

Starting April 9 at 7PM EST

The film looks at how youths with autism are using the arts and creative therapies to reach their highest potential. Featuring interviews with youth on the autism spectrum and experts including: Edward Asner, Dr. Temple Grandin, Joanne Lara, MA.

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Premiering live Friday, March 26 at 8pm ET

On the night of the 1939 Oscars, Bette Davis returns home knowing she’s to lose the Oscar because the press has leaked the winners. Davis takes us on the bumpy ride of her tumultuous rise, as the actress fights her way to the top. Witness Bette triumph over misogyny to win roles & compensation on par with her male counterparts. See what happens when someone who always wins...loses.

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WATCH MORE THAN 350 VIDEOS FROM MUSICAL THEATER'S MOST EXCITING CONTEMPORARY SONGWRITERS

Broadway On Demand has launched The Artist Channels, a new section of the platform devoted to musical theater composers and lyricists. The Artist Channels provide a digital space for theater fans to explore the incredible talent of the songwriters who are creating today's new musicals.

Explore our 36 Artist Channels available now, and check back as more are added in the coming weeks!

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Whatever you do, don’t let The Pigeon star in his own musical production! Because it’s not easy being The Pigeon– you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott-honor award winning Pigeon picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr’s Muppet Babies executive producer, Mr. Warburton, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play! and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!

  • Available from 1 Apr | 7:00 pm EDT

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  • Rose Theater

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Mysterious, romantic and life-affirming, a dramatic re-telling of a story you thought you knew!

 

Rapunzel has little memory of her life before the tower, but yearns to be free. The woods that surround the tower are full of fantastic and astounding creatures – and while Rapunzel’s famous long hair may give her incredible abilities, she learns that her true strength comes from within. Strength which she may need sooner than she thinks, as some unexpected strangers are about to arrive unannounced…!

 

Featuring Chickenshed’s famously large and amazingly diverse cast, this magical, musical and mysterious version of Rapunzel will dazzle and delight children and adults alike.

  • Age guidance  5+

  • Available from 2 Apr | 2:00 pm EDT

  • Filmed Performance

  • YouTube

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Filled with humor, honesty and a whole lot of tenderness, Period Piece brings together 36 diverse and dynamic storytellers who aren’t afraid to leak the truth about menstruation. Each evening of this three-night virtual production features a unique cast of 12 performers sharing hilarious and poignant insights into the once-every-month event that has remained a taboo topic for far too long. This no-holds-barred look at periods – across generations, cultures, and genders – is an entertaining and eye-opening experience you don’t want to miss.

 

A portion of the proceeds from PERIOD PIECE will benefit I Support the Girls, an international organization supporting all genders, providing period products and bras to homeless and those in need.

  • Available from 12 Apr | 8:00 pm EDT

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Western cowboy culture and opera’s hallowed traditions converge to celebrate the collaborative power of art in this new documentary film.

What begins as a challenge between a composer and his librettist evolves into a creative posse of artists, musicians, and singers sharing a singular vision.

 

The power of Zane Grey's classic novel is reclaimed opening night in an opera that marries music theatre, cutting-edge stagecraft, and matinee heroes.

 

Half of all proceeds benefit The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that supports everyone in the performing arts - onstage and off!

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10 years have passed since a fiercely contagious virus spread among a major city’s population, causing a mysterious white blindness and eventually, society’s collapse. Now five survivors come forward to tell a story they were not allowed to share before. A story of unprepared quarantine facilities and dehumanizing circumstances that drive citizens to expose the very brightest and darkest aspects of their human nature. A story of government negligence, isolation and persevering humanity.

 

This binaural experience places the audience in the middle of the action as a state-of-the-art sound design transports them to every location of the play and inside every character’s head. A timely and close look at social coherence, gender roles and the survival instincts of a society in crisis.

  • Filmed Performance

  • YouTube

  • Free

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Groundbreaking 19th-century American lawyer Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court, and grapples with her decision to run for President of the US in the 1884 election.

  • Filmed Performance

  • YouTube

  • Free

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Richard is King: a monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But Richard's vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

  • Filmed Performance

  • Marquee TV

  • Royal Shakespeare Company

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Seven strangers take refuge from flesh eating ‘ghouls’ in an isolated farmhouse. As the night draws in, their situation becomes desperate, hope turns to despair, and the picket-fence American dream is smashed apart. Seven performers enter the stage armed with cameras. Can they recreate the film, shot-for-shot, using whatever they can lay their hands on?

 

50 years after the release of George A. Romero’s politically charged zombie movie, imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse create a love-song to the original 1960s film, retelling it as a searing story for now.

 

This performance is being streamed for free, however please consider making a donation on Imitating the Dog's website.

  • Filmed Performance

  • Imitating the Dog

  • Leeds Playhouse

  • Free

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Do you ever reach for your phone in the morning before opening your eyes? Are you so distracted it’s like your devices are following you around the house? Would you consider entering a competition to win your favourite influencers fingernail?

 

Social interactions have always shaped our societies but with the unstoppable growth of social media is it getting harder for us as individuals to fit the mould? It’s true we live in an age with more possibilities for connection than ever before but we could be more disconnected than we realise.

 

“[404] Not Found” is a dynamic collage of five individuals walking through life with their phones in their hands. Filtered through the social network, they wrestle with their own image, strive to recreate themselves, fight for their convictions, and search for truth. With a world of content at their fingertips they might find what they’re searching for or lose themselves entirely.

 

Does our desire to stay connected bring us closer together or push us further apart? With social media as an ever-present mirror, are we truly seeing ourselves or are we distracted by a distorted reflection?

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  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera Carmen and arranged by Terry Davies, the familiar 19th-century Spanish cigarette factory of the opera becomes a greasy garage-diner in the American mid-west of the 1960s. The arrival of a handsome stranger disturbs the dreams and passions of those who live and work there. Fuelled by heat and desire, the townsfolk are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal, and revenge.

  • Available from 16 Apr | 2:00 pm EDT

  • Filmed Performance

  • YouTube

  • Free

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Moscow 1987 and the cold war begins to thaw. After declining his offer for more than 30 years, novelist Graham Greene travels into the heart of Soviet Russia to meet his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby.

 

Under the watchful eye of Kim’s Russian wife, Rufa, the two men set about catching up on old times. With a new world order breaking out around them, how much did the writer of The Third Man know about Philby’s secret life as a spy and did Philby betray his friend as well as his country?

 

…and who is listening-in in the next-door room?

 

Directed by Alan Strachan with Alastair Whatley and starring Oliver Ford Davies, Stephen Boxer and Sara Crowe.

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Scottish Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence Sophie Laplane partners with James Bonas and film director Oscar Sansom to create Dive, a short film inspired by French artist Yves Klein and what has become the world’s most famous shade of blue.

 

Expect Laplane’s quintessentially quirky choreography paired with striking visuals in this teal-toned treat.

  • Available from 29 Apr | 8:00 am EDT

  • Filmed Performance

  • Scottish Ballet Website

  • Free

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On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind.

 

Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

  • Available from 24 Apr | 12:00 am EDT

  • Filmed Performance - The Drama Co NYC

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Get lost in theatrical magic as we see this brand new musical by Joey Contreras come to life in one exhilarating feature film, produced by Future Spotlight Productions. Our love lives are constantly in pieces. Shifting in and out of feeling fully complete. But you never know how a single spark one day can unlock a new you, so we make a choice at the crossroad, we say yes to the coffee date, and wherever that leads, we learn to embrace the journey.

 

Could it be another New York love story?

 

Kyle Birch, Amy Di Bartolomeo, Hiba Elchikhe, Jordan Luke Gage, Ross Harmon, Beccy Lane, Danielle Steers, and Luke Street, with Erin Bell, Millie Cranston, Jack Dargan, Megan Cerys Holland, Rhianna Richards, and Jason Leigh Winter as the ensemble. Directed by Louis Rayneau, choreographed by Rachel Sargent, with musical direction by Edward Court.

  • Available from 23 Apr | 2:30 pm EDT

  • Livestream

  • Stream.Theatre

  • Digital Ticket

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Border Tales is a poignant commentary on multicultural Britain using dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the artists’ personal experiences.

 

It looks at Britain through the eyes of an international cast and gazes satirically on stereotypical thinking and migrant outsiders.

  • On Demand from Apr 24| 2:00 pm EDT

  • Livestream

  • YouTube

  • Free

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